Shingles Roof for Every Home
There are three main types of asphalt shingle: organic asphalt shingles, laminated organic asphalt shingles, and fiberglass asphalt shingles. Organic asphalt shingles are made from paper or felt saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof. A top coating is applied, and ceramic granules are then embedded.
The granules may contain a portion of copper or tin to discourage moss growth on the roof. Laminated asphalt shingles are made from two distinct layers. They are heavier, more expensive, and more durable than normal organic asphalt shingles. Fiberglass asphalt shingles are based on a fiberglass reinforcing mat, to which is applied asphalt with mineral fillers. Fiber glass reinforcement was developed as an alternative to the traditional asbestos paper reinforcement.